Miesha Tate beat Holly Holm for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship, and within an hour, it was announced that her first title fight would be a trilogy fight with former division champion Ronda Rousey. Trash talk has become a staple of the game, because it works.
Former and present UFC light heavyweight champions Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier recently reach far back, to about the first grade, and argued about who touched who first, before their fracas as a media event in 2014. Women’s trash talk can be a little different.
Tate spoke recently with TMZ Sports, and questioned Rousey’s motivation.
I am interested in it, for sure,” began Tate. “I was supposed to fight her when Holly beat her. So I was prepared and ready for that. And I’ve been ready for that, for a long time.
“But I also know that Ronda is not slated to come back until November, and that’s kind of a long time to sit and be idle. Now that I’m the champion, I feel that I have unlimited energy.
“I don’t even know what she is thinking right now. It seems like her motivation to stick around was to have Travis Browne‘s baby. So, I don’t know.
“I’m just sayin’. It came from her. I didn’t say it. She said it. She’s like alright ‘I lost this belt and my motivation was to have Travis Browne’s babies. So that doesn’t sound like a very motivated comeback.”
“Every time I’ve ever lost, my motivation is to get back up on the horse. And fight someone again. And work my way back up to the top.